Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth
Council and a member for Putney's
forward to a busy October
week's welcome news that street crime in the borough had at
shown a fall was undermined sadly by a corresponding increase
was included in the safer streets initiative which takes
police away from other duties to focus on muggings.
result was a 13 per cent reduction in street robberies. At
time burglaries went up by 11 per cent.
commander Martin Jauch, who must have the toughest job in
the borough, has already said that if he loses the officers
now targeting street crime it will be difficult to maintain
this makes it all the more vital that the council, police
and local people continue to work together supporting local
crime prevention initiatives.
council-led anti-burglary scheme in West Putney for example
which had the full support of local police brought about a
60 per cent fall in break-ins.
the Home Office funding for the original campaign has come
to an end local residents can still get help from the council's
various burglary prevention schemes - including free lockfitting
for the elderly - by calling 020 8871 0803.
Both the Putney Society and the Wandsworth Society will be
joined by local amenity groups from across south and west
London at the council's conference next month (October 3)
on the threat of a third runway at Heathrow.
council's hard line on night flights and further expansion
is well documented. Our job now is get fellow councils in
other parts of London equally motivated so that we can build
a coalition against this latest threat to our environment.
looks like being a busy first week in October - on the Tuesday
(October 1) the council is holding a public meeting for people
in Roehampton concerned about extra traffic on their roads
if the Royal Parks Agency goes ahead with its plan to close
Robin Hood Gate.
takes place in the Portrait Room at Froebel College in Roehampton
Lane - start time 7.30 pm.
I've had an inconclusive reply from South West Trains to the
issue raised by so many visitors to putneysw15.com - the prospects
for an interchange between Putney and East Putney stations.
managing director tells me they have the money for 'interchange
improvements' but appears to rule out using this to create
a direct pedestrian link. More on this later!
of Roehampton Rec, the completion of Ashlone Wharf plus taking
up the baton for a link between the Rail station & East
Putney Tube........Cllr Lister's
impact of government housing policy, crime and news on Richmond
Cllr Lister's Diary .
Surgeries - a new ways to meet your councillor plus the Leader
expresses his concerns over the news of gun crimes in Putney
..... Cllr Lister's Diary
celebrations, the 3 star service offered by Social Services
and name change for Lavatory Gardens ...Cllr
state of the NHS in Putney and the fight against night flights
....Cllr Lister's Diary
saftey - especially around schools and Neighbourhood watch
.... Cllr Lister's diary
TAX DODGERS DRYBURGH RD DEVELOPMENT ROBIN HOOD GATE AND NIGHT
cheer, wharf worries and Richmond Park relief - Cllr
Lister speaks against the Dryburgh Rd plans, the threat
of clsing Pen Ponds to traffic and litter.
Postal Service, Richmond Park and Council Tax changes are
all on Cllr Lister agenda.
Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon
mess, cctv and policing.
Lister writes on Pensioners Freedom Passes, good news
re Hotham School, development progress at Ashlone
Wharf and aircraft noise from Heathrow
visit to the Leisure Centre was less than enjoyable - see
Lister writes on the new school for the area, housing development
Lister writes on developments at the Putney School of Art
& Design, The Leisure Centre and the excellent league
results for local schools.
Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues